Auditor says county audit backlog relieved
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - State auditor Gary Jones says his office is nearing completion on a backlog of unfinished county audits, some of which have led to criminal investigations.
Jones said Wednesday that routine audits in Craig and Grant counties uncovered problems with the handling of inmate trust funds and triggered special audits by the agency's investigative units. The results will be forwarded to the local district attorney to determine if criminal charges are warranted.
And an audit of the Carter County district attorney's office found an employee had complete control over the office's information technology system and was able to write off account balances without secondary authorization. Jones says the audit also revealed the employee accepted cash payments for bogus check, restitution and supervision fees. A separate prosecutor is investigating the case.
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